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A.I. on the Couch: Staying Human in the Age of Advanced Technology

September 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT



Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and its implications for the field of psychoanalysis! Earn 2 CE HOURS, approved for NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDs.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

🗓️ Date: 9/8/2023
🕒 Time: 7:30 PM
📍 Location: Zoom

📚 About the Talk:
Some experts argue that A.I. presents a greater threat to humanity than nuclear weapons, while others see it as a tool for advancing human knowledge to unimaginable levels. Dr. Danielle Knafo, a renowned clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, will explore the intriguing concept of A.I. as a new form of the unconscious. She will delve into how A.I. can already perform dream analysis beyond manifest content, demanding a new role for psychoanalysis in this technologically evolving world.

🔑 Key Learning Objectives:
1️⃣ Understand recent developments, risks, and dangers of A.I.
2️⃣ Grasp the immense impact of advanced technology on theories of individual development and relational life.
3️⃣ Appreciate how algorithms are the new unconscious and how psychotherapists must adapt to changes brought by A.I.

🎙️ About the Speaker:
Dr. Danielle Knafo is a former professor from LIU and the author of 10 books, including her latest “From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis.” Her research covers art and creativity, trauma and psychosis, gender and sexuality, and the intersection of psychoanalysis and advanced technology